So I'm totally freaking out. I've been exclusively pumping for 5 months but recently I had to stop. The medication that I've been put on passes through breastmilk. I've known this before trying to get pregnant which is why I decided to exclusively pump & build a stash. I have a deep freezer with 1,600 ounces. Well I thought everything was just fine & dandy until I noticed a smell. Every bag I've pulled out smells metallic like rusty nails & according to Dr Google that means I have an excess lipase problem. What. The. Fuck.
I've already started the medication & stopped pumping so it's not like I can give LO fresh milk.
I've read that the milk isn't bad, the excess lipase just causes an icky smell & taste.
LO has been drinking it with no problem but today I randomly decided to smell & taste it. Yuck. I'm stuck between giving LO metallic milk or watching 5 months of hard work literally go down the drain. I want to just cry.
The lactation consultant I saw at the hospital when I delivered gave me her card & I'm waiting on her to call me back. Should I go out & buy formula in the meantime?
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